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Somerset Mother Has Reunion with Somerville Doctor Who Saved Her Life

January 18, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Casey Cattell had a difficult pregnancy and delivery, dodging death not once, but twice.

Both times, her life and the life of her baby were saved by the quick action of emergency room doctors and staff, the first time at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and three months later at RWJUH/New Brunswick - just one week after giving birth to her son, ...

Saint Peter’s University Hospital Auxiliary
 Donates Money Toward Emergency Services

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Saint Peter’s University Hospital Auxiliary donated $20,000 last month to the hospital's emergency department.

The gift was part of the auxiliary's $100,000 pledge toward the department's fundraising campaign. The auxiliary collected the money during its second annual pocketbook bingo event, which was held in late October.

Saint Peter’s to Celebrate MLK Jr. Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — For 26 years, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has celebrated Martin Luther King Jr., his role in the civil rights movement and impact on the U.S.

This year will be no different in New Brunswick.

Saint Peter’s is hosting an interfaith event honoring the reverend and civil rights leader at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 in the Sister Marie De Pazzi ...

Franklin Township, Enjoy A First Day Hike

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Often, New Year's Eve gets all of the attention.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day? 

Every Jan. 1st, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S. It's a perfect way to introduce individuals and families to the outdoors, and to a healthy lifestyle.  ...

Bystander Intervention Workshop Comes to Franklin Township

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - More than 30 people gathered this Tuesday at the Franklin Township Public Library to participate in a Bystander Intervention Workshop training, an Accompany Your Neighbor collaborative project sponsored by the American-Arab Association of New York. The course is taught by Brooklyn resident Rachel S. Blum Levy LMSW, and was brought to Franklin Township through the efforts ...

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Tips for the Holidays

The holidays can be an especially challenging time for family caregivers of people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are 170,000 people with Alzheimer's in New Jersey — many of whom are being cared for by family members. Navigating the holidays can be tricky and stressful for families who are dealing ...

Safety Tips From The Franklin Township Fire Prevention Department

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - If you have already finished or will be decorating for the holidays, please follow the simple tips below from the Franklin Township Fire Prevention Department to help ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

HOLIDAY DECORATING  

Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant. 

Keep lit candles ...

Winter is Here, Take Steps to Prepare

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - According to the National Weather Service, Franklin Township will see below freezing temperatures starting tonight through Saturday morning. As a result the township announced earlier tonight that there will be warming centers open to the public. The Franklin Township Community Center located on 505 Demott Lane will be open Thursday and Friday - 8:30a.m. until ...

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Century Church Leads Effort To Inspire Hospitalized Children

January 14, 2017

Make good on your new year's resolution to get more involved in the community this year!  Century Church, South Plainfield, invites you to participate in the Love For Kids project, collecting wish list items for the children at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, New Brunswick.  The church's first outreach of the year comes as a result of a 7 year old ...

Century Church Leads Effort To Inspire Hospitalized Children

January 14, 2017

Make good on your new year's resolution to get more involved in the community this year!  Century Church, South Plainfield, invites you to participate in the Love For Kids project, collecting wish list items for the children at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital, New Brunswick.  The church's first outreach of the year comes as a result of a 7 year old ...